Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spring 2017 Anime Final Thoughts

Hot damn, what do you mean I haven't even worked on a post since March?!

As I continue to struggle to figure out a new, sustainable posting schedule for NI (and probably won’t until September, grad school starts at the end of August and omg my life is going to be busy as heck) I did find the time to write about the spring shows I finished with a few exceptions:

The first set of exceptions are my three carry-over shows: Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, My Hero Academia Season 2, and Sakura Quest. I will be talking about those shows, and writing related essays on them, once they wrap up in the fall.

The other set of exceptions are two series where I’m more interested in writing short essay on aspects of them rather than doing one of these quick write-ups. Those two are The Eccentric Family 2 and Atom: The Beginning. So hopefully I will have two short essays up later in the month as well, and my thoughts on the summer shows should be posted soon too!

Now, onto everything I finished, including some shows I started very late in the season (link to ANN pages for summaries so save myself time & energy hah).

Sunday, February 26, 2017

My Best of 2016

Dang, this is quite a bit later than I wanted.

I needed that break, not so much because reviewing was burning me out but life was burning me out in general. Work is less crazy after the holidays, I've been accepted into grad school which will cool my job search for a while, and Katsucon is done so I have fewer pressing panel/cosplay deadlines to get to.

Plus, the zoloft is REALLY kicking in now and guys, in hindsight I was pretty dang depressed last year. I had so many different health problems (did you know stress can fuck up your eating AND give you hives? Not simultaneously but I only fixed my eating problems after a little bit of bronchitis and the hives did drive me to the emergency room) that there was just no respite for me at all, there was always something going wrong for basically a solid year.

Personally 2017 is going better so far, although yes we have possibly the last president of the United States currently in power so I'm real glad for the zoloft keeping the "hamster ball of anxiety" in the back of my mind, not constantly in the forefront. But before I fully stride into 2017 with this blog I want to look back at 2016 one last time here and talk about the things I did love last year.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

As you might have noticed, a bit of a hiatus

Hey y'all.

So, I'm not quite sure what's going on but lately I've both been feeling better mentally (thanks meds) and also way more tired (possibly the same meds??? Or depression. Or an iron deficiency. Lots of variables here). And I also have a lot of other, mostly-short term projects going on that are wiping me out even more and, as you can see, blogging has taken a step back for me.

I'm still posting manga/light novel reviews over on The OASG every week but I think I'm going to take the rest of January off from here. I'm still working on my Best of 2016 post and I do have one more 12 Days of Anime post in the pipeline (although IIRC I'm only going to have 11 posts instead of 12, oops) and hopefully in February I'll have a few more things out of the way and I'll have the time to come back. Until then though, I feel like 2016 is still catching up with me and kicking my ass and the fight has gotten rather exhausting.